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Definition of detract:

  1. To take away a part or something, especially from one's credit; to lessen reputation; to derogate; to defame; - often with from.
  2. To take away; to withdraw.
  3. To take credit or reputation from; to defame.


take, carry away, belittle, attack, carry off, bear off, minimize, take-away, run down, show, slight, talk down, remove, withdraw, take out, bear away, downgrade.

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